06 Godrevy to Portreath

High cliffs, rocky shores and small coves form this beautiful AONB coastline. The low craggy outcrop of Godrevy Island with its landmark lighthouse and spectacular seal colonies is make this a very special part of Cornwall. Islets and rocky stacks allow panoramic views along the coast and inland, a broad plateau behind the cliff slopes downward toward the valley of the Red River and a secluded woodland.

 

BEACHES, BAYS AND COVES

The only accessible beach is at Godrevy which is owned and managed by the National Trust. The western end of Portreath beach adjoins the AONB.

 

BOATS AND FERRIES

No information is currently available for this section. Please contact the Cornwall AONB Unit if you have any local information.

 

BUSES

A regular service Truro and Redruth serves Tehidy Park and Portreath at the eastern end of this part of Cornwall AONB.

Routes & timetables

 

COAST AND COUNTRYSIDE

The spectacular high cliffs along this stretch of the Cornwall AONB are interspersed by small sandy coves, the most popular being Hell’s Mouth.

 

COMMUNITY AND TOURIST INFORMATION

No information is currently available for this section. Please let the Cornwall AONB Unit know if you are aware of any local information that you think should be included or if you have any problems accessing any of the links.

 

EVENTS, FESTIVALS AND ATTRACTIONS

The National Trust lists any events which may take place on in the Godrevy area.

 

HISTORIC SITES AND BUILDINGS

Godrevy Towans, situated behind Godrevy beach, hosts a complex of prehistoric sites and there is an important burial site on Godrevy Head. Godrevy lighthouse is an iconic landmark which dominates the coastal views of this area of the Cornwall AONB.

 

NATURE

The southern side of the area is bounded by the Red River, a Local Nature Reserve, and by Tehidy Woods which is a Country Park.

 

PARKS AND GARDENS

No information is currently available for this section. Please contact the Cornwall AONB Unit if you have any local information.

 

TOWNS AND VILLAGES

The Village of Portreath lies just outside the Cornwall AONB boundary at the western end of the Godrevy to Portreath area.

 

WALKS AND CYCLEPATHS

Click here for fantastic walks in this area from iWalk Cornwall. 

On the north side of this narrow part of Cornwall AONB are sheer sea cliffs, accessible using theSouth West Coast Path National Trail. The Mineral Tramways cycle path which runs from Devoran on the South Coast to Portreath on the North Coast is an excellent way to arrive at this part of the Cornwall AONB.